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Priority Needs and How You Can Help

Embolden the Research Agenda

Our faculty's ambitious research to solve the many complex problems of living and learning is recognized worldwide. Donors like you support our high-quality initiatives. For instance:

  • Faculty Jerry D'Agostino and Emily Rodgers direct the scale-up of our Reading Recovery intervention in 34 states that will, by the end of five years, have helped 88,700 first-graders who struggled to read. Individuals, foundations and corporations gave $10.9 million to support the program.
  • Graduates of the college's Childcare Workforce Development program can now start their own businesses or apply for jobs. Generous donors Barbara and Al Siemer launched the program.

Our Aspirations

Fund the college's urban reform initiative:

  • To close early achievement gaps in early literacy and early math.
  • To prepare leaders in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to transform schools.